University of Notre Dame

Center for Italian Studies


Film: "Habemus Papam" (We Have a Pope) (2012)

Thu Oct 4, 2012 6:30PM - 8:30PM Calendars: Arts

Directed by Nanni Moretti 

Not Rated, 104 minutes

Italian with English subtitles

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $7 (regular); $5 (senior); $3 (student/child)

The great French actor Michel Piccoli stars as Melville, a cardinal who suddenly finds himself elected as the next Pope.  Never the frontrunner and completely caught off guard, he panics as he is presented to the faithful in St. Peter’s Square.  To prevent a worldwide crisis, the Vatican calls in an unlikely psychiatrist who is neither religious or all that committed to find out what is wrong with the new Pope. What follows is a marvelous insight into the concept of a human being existing behind the title of God’s representative on Earth.

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